(Figure Presented) In a flash: The total synthesis of transtaganolide and basiliolide natural products is achieved in three steps from achiral, monocyclic esters (see scheme). Featured in the syntheses are an Ireland-Claisen/Diels- Alder cascade and a novel methoxyacetylide coupling/cyclization sequence. © 2011 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
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Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-11-006-02
Acknowledgements: This publication is based on work supported by Award No. KUS-11-006-02, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The authors wish to thank the NSF and Ford Foundation (predoctoral fellowship to H.M.N.), the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (fellowship for K. M.), Amgen, Abbott, Boehringer Ingelheim, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and Caltech for financial support. Dr. J. T. Mohr is gratefully acknowledged for useful discussions. Larry Henling and Dr. Michael Day are acknowledged for X-ray analysis of 1a. The Bruker KAPPA APEXII X-ray diffractometer used in this study was purchased through an NSF CRIF:MU award to Caltech, CHE-0639094.
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